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    Default Easter Island : Experts unravel mystery of ancient statues (bollocks I say)

    IT’S a fascinating sight that has long baffled experts, but new research is finally shedding light on Easter Island’s most perplexing mystery.

    Famously, there are approximately 900 statues, or moai, located around the remote Pacific island, known to locals as Rapa Nui. Most are found around the coast, and were built sometime between the years 1200 and 1600.

    So why, and how, did they end up there?

    Researchers from New York’s Binghamton University are suggesting that the lost civilisation used the iconic statues to signal locations where fresh water was available.

    Carl Lipo, an anthropologist who has been looking into how the local Rapa Nui people were able to survive with such limited access to drinking water, led a team who conducted field studies of groundwater around the coast.

    He wondered how, with no springs or streams and very little rainfall, did the civilisation of approximately 15,000-20,000 people survive?

    According to the research, published in the Hydrogeology Journal, they were forced to rely on brackish groundwater — which is saltier than fresh water but not as salty as sea water — found in coastal areas, for their source of drinking water.

    “Two field surveys indicate abundant locations of brackish but potable water along the coastline,” the study states.

    “Although coastal groundwater sources are of poor quality, they were apparently sufficient to support the population and allow them to build the magnificent statues for which Easter Island is famous.”


    https://www.news.com.au/travel/world...088fdb091277ea



    Hey guys I found some brackish water, can a couple of hundred of you help me carve a giant stone statue and help me drag it 3 miles to help me mark my water?..... it will be fun I guarantee it. I'm an expert by the way.

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    Default Re: Easter Island : Experts unravel mystery of ancient statues (bollocks I say)

    Quote Posted by ichingcarpenter (here)
    IT’S a fascinating sight that has long baffled experts, but new research is finally shedding light on Easter Island’s most perplexing mystery.

    Famously, there are approximately 900 statues, or moai, located around the remote Pacific island, known to locals as Rapa Nui. Most are found around the coast, and were built sometime between the years 1200 and 1600.

    So why, and how, did they end up there?

    Researchers from New York’s Binghamton University are suggesting that the lost civilisation used the iconic statues to signal locations where fresh water was available.

    Carl Lipo, an anthropologist who has been looking into how the local Rapa Nui people were able to survive with such limited access to drinking water, led a team who conducted field studies of groundwater around the coast.

    He wondered how, with no springs or streams and very little rainfall, did the civilisation of approximately 15,000-20,000 people survive?

    According to the research, published in the Hydrogeology Journal, they were forced to rely on brackish groundwater — which is saltier than fresh water but not as salty as sea water — found in coastal areas, for their source of drinking water.

    “Two field surveys indicate abundant locations of brackish but potable water along the coastline,” the study states.

    “Although coastal groundwater sources are of poor quality, they were apparently sufficient to support the population and allow them to build the magnificent statues for which Easter Island is famous.”


    https://www.news.com.au/travel/world...088fdb091277ea



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    Ichingcarpenter, I love it, I love it.......

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    Default Re: Easter Island : Experts unravel mystery of ancient statues (bollocks I say)

    It's like deja-vu here, I swear.

    I read the very same thread, very same link, on ATS yesterday................... Weird!

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    Default Re: Easter Island : Experts unravel mystery of ancient statues (bollocks I say)

    Amazing what academia has come to with absurd explanations like this?!?!? NY Times had a story about academic journals publishing B.S. stories such as “Human Reactions to Rape Culture and Queer Performativity at Urban Dog Parks in Portland, Ore.,” which illustrates the fallen useless state of the university.

    The same institutions have ridiculed serious research into psi, alien abduction, the age of the Sphinx, while ignoring any serious study of the Kennedy Assasination or how the three World Trade Center towers came down.

    They cost taxpapers billions of dollars a year and have taken huge donations from the wealthy who had nothing but good intentions of advancing human knowledge and civilization, and yet the Harvards, Stanfords and hundreds of others do nothing but turn out huge heaps of intellectual dung.

    This report about Rapa Nui (a.k.a. Easter Island) is just another example of how a Hidden Hand is keeping humans down by polluting our institutions of knowledge.

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    Default Re: Easter Island : Experts unravel mystery of ancient statues (bollocks I say)

    As Ichingcarpenter says, and I am swaying that way too - "bollocks"

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    Default Re: Easter Island : Experts unravel mystery of ancient statues (bollocks I say)

    My question is how they figure that these statues were built between 1200 and 1600 AD? These things are huge, like 30 ft tall, and many are often half submerged, indicating they would likely have been there much longer.

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    Quote Posted by Justplain (here)
    My question is how they figure that these statues were built between 1200 and 1600 AD? These things are huge, like 30 ft tall, and many are often half submerged, indicating they would likely have been there much longer.
    I doubt they do any 'figuring' outside of their box at all. Academics are taught within certain parameters - they are definitely not encouraged to think critically, much less actually work things out for themselves.
    And that's the way the establishment wants it.
    Pathetic, really.

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    Default Re: Easter Island : Experts unravel mystery of ancient statues (bollocks I say)

    Easter Island: Who was There Before The Polynesians? Brien Foerster









    With Dr. Robert Schoch and Brien



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    Default Re: Easter Island : Experts unravel mystery of ancient statues (bollocks I say)

    also on easter Island:






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    also on easter Island:





    Maybe these precision walls were built to mark areas of less brackish water??

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    also on easter Island:





    Each block perfectly mated with one another. No mortar used. Wow

    I'd live to visit this place
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    Default Re: Easter Island : Experts unravel mystery of ancient statues (bollocks I say)

    Quote Hey guys I found some brackish water, can a couple of hundred of you help me carve a giant stone statue and help me drag it 3 miles to help me mark my water?..... it will be fun I guarantee it. I'm an expert by the way.
    i have to say the same as you ichingcarpenter and yes Bollocks to there reasoning.

    I just love the Peruvian, um sorry Easter island shaped blocked walls.

    The certain little touches they add, I could sit and contemplate them for hours with joy.
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